A flash mob is defined by Wikipedia as "a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. Social media has greatly aided the organization of such events, and proof of their existence has been caught on camera only to go viral online via sites like YouTube. While there are a few groups who still carry on the practice, Improv Everywhere being the notable example, a high profile flash mob event is likely to have corporate backing, as companies jump on the bandwagon as part of viral marketing campaigns.
We've rounded up the very best flash mob events from both big brands and ordinary bands of people. For your viewing pleasure, here are 15 fine examples of flash mobbery.
One Saturday in February earlier this year, a large group of geeks gathered at a mall in Bristol, UK to enjoy an epic lightsaber battle, much to the amusement of onlooking shoppers. The next train to arrive at platform 14 is the disco express! Perhaps inspired by a much earlier silent rave held at the Liverpool Street Station in London, mobile carrier T-Mobile organized this person strong flash mob dance to promote its "Life's for Sharing" campaign.
Improv Everywhere's orginal Grand Central Freeze is just one of many now-classic flash mob events produced by the group. This particular stunt has been replicated time and again, including once in Sydneywhere over 2, participants froze, and in Paris where an amazing 3, people repeated the event. Central Station in Antwerp was filled with the melodic voice of Julie Andrews, as a growing crowd of dancers provide the moves for a promo stunt designed to push a Belgian TV talent contest to find a new Maria.
It all goes a bit techno at aroundso keep watching for an interesting remix of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein track. Inspired by the banned Xbox adhundreds of Poles turn up at a shopping center for a finger gun shoot-out. If you think it's just a Polish thing, then you'd be wrong -- similar events have taken place in London and Singapore.Hillbilly Girl - Lisa McHugh (Galway Flashmob)
With a sunny soundtrack and one of the world's most famous beaches providing the backdrop, a sunburned guy in a red Speedo make this viral effort from Flip a win in our book. Flash Mob America is the source behind a number of such stunts, but this Michael Jackson-themed dance that raised money for Haiti's Earthquake Relief Fund and was carried out with almost military precision in Hollywood.
It's one of our faves. Staying with the King of Pop theme, there's a ton of flash mobs tribute videos on YouTube as fans mourned his passing, and celebrated his music with a series of flash mobs around the globe. While all are good, this one is included because we're BouncE fans see belowplus there's a ton of cute kids and even the cop busts some cool moves!
Swedish streetdance troupe BouncE takes a horizontal approach to the flash mob dance, getting right on down and boogieing on the ground. Staying in Europe, this flash mob shows that traditional dances can be just as effective as more modern moves. Get your tissues ready for this one. A romantic New Yorker organizes an entire flash mob to make his proposal especially memorable. So sweet! Part of a European transport company's "Better Bus Ride" campaign, this flash mob surprised an unsuspecting birthday boy.
To celebrate "Domino Day," these Germans make an impromptu human domino chain before being toppled by a guy wielding an inflatable hammer. Somehow more eerie than the Grand Central stunt, 50 people just freeze in a supermarket in Manchester, UK.
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What's really interesting to see is how many people just ignore the static humans and carry on with their shopping. We're ending with this clip as it may be the moment the flash mob dance jumped the shark. What do you think? Have your say in the comments below. We're using cookies to improve your experience. Find out more. Entertainment Like Follow.Flash Mobs have a unique way of getting our attention and bringing a smile to our face.
A lot of hard work and dedication goes into creating a flash mob. Information: According to the description on YouTubeinover dancers filled the Central Station of Antwerp in Belgium for a production act by a TV company, searching for an actress to play the leading role of Maria for the The Sound Of Music. This was accomplished with only two rehearsals! This trip to the train station will be one that passengers are sure to remember. Information: According to the YouTube videoa woman gets the surprise of her life when she is suddenly surrounded by dancing couples and her boyfriend proposes to her in New York Times Square.
The effort this gentleman went through to propose to his girlfriend is truly amazing — by the way, she said yes! Information: Not all flash mobs consist of giant dance numbers. Many of them consist of people freezing into place, just like in this video. Twitter has become the most popular avenue to share photos and updates, your location and most importantly, your thoughts — sane or insane.
This rings true for almost every YouTube subscriber. According to digitalbuzzblog. Many of us outside the YouTube realm are curious to know how to make it big on the hub for Internet video content, so we sat down with YouTube guitari Anyone can make videos and post them to YouTube, but few have been able to capture an audience that would have been considered unimaginable back in Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Phil Pallen and I make a living on the Internet. I design brands and manage social media for h We tweet to inform and engage in short, sweet conversations with other Twitter users. Many times, in order to stay under the word limit or sim Did your favorite flash mobs make the list? Let us know in the comment section below. Sharing this. By Ashley Brown. Related posts Top 10 Entertaining Celebrity Tweeters Twitter has become the most popular avenue to share photos and updates, your location and most importantly, your thoughts — sane or insane.
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